Category: Agriculture

CALS Celebrates Academic Father Figures

Spring 2019 CALS Student Stock Photography on Thursday and Friday , February 14th and 15th.

By Teresa Suits, agricultural education and communication master’s student (BS ’17) As we honor our fathers during the month of June, the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) would like to thank the many… Read More

Top 5 Reasons Why I Chose to Major in Agricultural Operations Management

noah boldt on a boat in australia

By Noah Boldt, master’s student studying fisheries and aquatic sciences, CALS alumnus ‘19 (agricultural operations management major) The agricultural operations management (AOM) major combines hands-on applied coursework and core business principles with emerging technologies and sustainable methods. Students gain… Read More

Q&A with “40 Gators Under 40” Honoree, CALS alumna Kendra Levine

CALS alumna Kendra Levine in front of a background of harvested potatoes

Kendra Levine, an alumna from the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), leads climate action strategy development for the McDonald’s Corporation. In her role as sustainability manager, Levine works with the company’s U.S. supply chain to… Read More

National Ag Week: A Q&A with UF/IFAS Faculty Jennifer Clark

field of colorful pepper plants in yellow, orange, and red.

By Teresa Suits, agricultural education and communication master’s student (BS ’17) During 2019, National Ag Week occurs March 10-16. The week recognizes and celebrates the producers, associations, corporations, universities, governments agencies and others across the nation who contribute… Read More

CALS organization hosts annual rose sale during Valentine’s Day for service trip

valentine's roses for alpha zeta rose sale

By Teresa Suits, agricultural education and communication master’s student (BS ’17) Every year members of Alpha Zeta, a co-ed honors fraternity in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Science (CALS), students sell roses on February 14. The… Read More

CALS students earn prestigious UF honors at 2018 international student achievement award ceremony

At the 25th annual International Student Achievement Award Ceremony hosted by the University of Florida International Center as part of International Education Week, seven international students in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences received awards on… Read More

CALS Celebrates Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday, Student Internships

By Teresa Suits, agricultural education and communication master’s student (BS ’17) The magic of Mickey Mouse is everywhere, even two hours north of Walt Disney World in the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS),… Read More

CALS lecturer Misti Sharp shares the benefits of studying abroad

CALS faculty member Misti Sharp pictured with four peers during her study abroad experience in Germany

Misti Sharp’s first-ever flight took her to Belize on a service-learning undergraduate study abroad trip. The UF/IFAS food and resource economics lecturer came from a poor, rural area of Arkansas where travel experiences were uncommon. Through this first… Read More

Graduation Profile: Vanessa Simoes Dias researches pest management approaches

Vanessa Dias in the lab

By Andrew Horvath, agricultural education and communication master’s student Pursuing a doctorate from the No.1 entomology and nematology program is not an easy task, but Vanessa Simoes Dias has whole-heartedly taken on the challenge. As an undergraduate student,… Read More